Saturday, 19 August 2017

Traffic wardens may be used to control parking

TRAFFIC wardens could be introduced in Wargrave if Wokingham Borough Council goes ahead with plans to

TRAFFIC wardens could be introduced in Wargrave if Wokingham Borough Council goes ahead with plans to decriminalise parking in the borough.

The council was this week due to apply for civil enforcement powers which would lead to wardens on the streets by 2017.

Residents and councillors have complained about parking problems in parts of the village, including School Hill, near Robert Piggott Junior School.

Last year, the Henley Standard reported that some parish councillors had supported the introduction of wardens, along with the Wargrave neighbourhood action group.

Councillor Marion Pope said: “One of the big problems is people parking on pavements, which are there for people and pushchairs and so on.



“Drivers think that if you are parked on the pavement you are off the yellow lines and it’s legal.”

Meanwhile, LED streetlights are set to be installed in the village as part of a borough-wide project.

The lights, which use less energy than the current lamps and last up to 20 years, are part of an £8million improvement project.



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